Hydro

Bradken provides high integrity castings for durable performance in hydroelectric power installations.  Our foundries are experienced in the manufacture of precision castings including austenitic, duplex, and martensitic stainless steel. 

Our London, Ontario foundry and machine shop has a dedicated 7-axis machining centre for single set-up machining of wicket gates, turbine shafts, and associated components.

Key products include:

  • Francis runners
  • Covers
  • Wicket gates
  • Pelton wheels
  • Crowns
  • Bands
  • Blades
  • From engineered concept to finished product Bradken provides value for our
    customers in the Energy market by making high quality, complex engineered castings in a range of materials weighing as much as 55,000 lbs (25,000 kg).

    Value add offerings include:

    • Concurrent engineering (fabrication to casting conversions, forging to casting conversions and improved castability)
    • Pattern making and tooling
    • Certified ASME nuclear material manufacturer
    •  Complete Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) facilities and Level III certified inspectors
    • Ancillary services (including machining and sub-assembly)
  • We offer a full range of materials including:

    • Carbon steels
    • Alloy steels
    • Stainless steels
    • Duplex stainless
    • Nickel based steels
  • Understanding and possessing the necessary qualifications is vital in being able to supply the exacting standards of the energy market. Understanding this, our facilities maintain a number of critical certifications and quality systems in addition to numerous customer specific certifications.

    Bradken holds the following certifications:

    • ISO9001
    • Nuclear certification by ASME, QSC No. 204
    • ASME – Section III, NCA 3800 2001
    • DNV approved manufacturer of steel castings
    • Lloyds register certificate
    • CGP – Canadian government control goods program
    • ABS – American bureau of ship building
    • Navy Nuclear qualified to NAVSEA 250-1500
    • Approved to manufacture HY-80 and HY-100 castings by the department of the Navy
    • Off-shore oil & gas certified by numerous OEM’s and countries with material qualified to EN10225 and API RP2Z
    • In house ASNT level III non-destructive testing specialists
    • NACE
    • ASTM
  • We offer a full complement of testing and inspection services including:

    • Visual
    • Dimensional
    • Microstructure
    • Charpy impact
    • Chemical analysis
    • Ultrasonic testing (UT)
    • Radiographic testing (RT)
    • Liquid penetrant testing (LP)
    • Magnetic particle testing (MP)